Responsible Pet Ownership: Beyond the Basics

Mike Bober, the President and CEO of PIJAC, shares his thoughts on why responsible pet ownership begins before you get a pet.

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Grand Day for a Grand-Dog

Your daughter's big day has arrived... but she's not the one in white, her dog is! A grandmother asks the Hairy Dogfathers for advice about the big day.

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: How Soon is Too Soon?

A dog's death will leave a hole in your heart - when is the right time to bring home another pup? The Hairy Dogfathers talk about grieving and moving on.

How to Make Time for Volunteering With Animals in Need

You'd love to help out with your local animal shelter, but you're just too busy. There are ways you can include volunteer work in your balanced life.

What To Look For In A Reputable Breeder

Do you know what to look for in a reputable breeder? Here are some tips on what you need to keep an eye out for before you buy a puppy.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Four’s Company?

A couple is taking the plunge and moving in together. But what do you do when you both have pets and your new apartment only allows room for one?

Stay Safe During National Pet Travel Safety Day

Today is National Pet Travel Safety Day, and a good time to review the things we can do to keep our pets the safest any time we travel with them!

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Unleashed Dog a Neighborhood Menace

A neighbor's unleashed dog is wreaking havoc on walks and leaving a mess in its wake. The Hairy Dogfathers know just what to say to curb this nasty habit.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: First-Time Parent Jitters About Fur And Huma

An expectant couple’s first human baby is on the way… but will the two adopted furbabies treat their new brother or sister like family? Here&rsq…

Ask the Hairy Dogfathers: Shelter Stalker?

When adopting a dog, is there such a thing as TMI when it comes to shelters asking questions? Good thing the Hairy Dogfathers are here with their thoughts.

Top 7 Reasons Why Your Kid Needs a Pet

Pets and kids go together naturally. From physical and mental health benefits to building self-esteem, here are a few reasons why your child needs a pet.

How To Prepare For Your Dog’s Journey Across The Rainbow Bridge

It's tough when we know that our furry family members will soon be crossing the Rainbow Bridge. Here are five ways you can make the most of that time.

6 Advantages Of Living In A Multi Dog Household

Two dogs are better than one – Let’s look at the pros of a multi dog household The more, the merrier – that’s the motto of many famil…

The Quest For Dog: Learning From Experience

In the second article of Amanda Schlee’s quest for the perfect dog, she takes a look back at a breed she has already owned growing up – but is it…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Beach Bummed Out

Surf's up, dude! No dog's allowed on the beach? Bummer! The Hairy Dogfathers have a few tips to insure your beach-side vacay doesn't turn into a wipeout.

Dating Advice From a Crazy Dog Guy

After a long winter hibernation, it's time to put your sexy self back on the market. Author Douglas Green has a few tips if your "Plus 1" is your pet.

How to Dog-Proof Your Outdoor Barbecue

It’s barbecue season and your dog couldn’t be happier. Here’s how to ensure your BBQ is a success and keep your dog out of trouble Now that…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Therapy Dog Fraud?

Just because you can register your pooch as a therapy dog, does it mean that you should? A few thoughts on if a dog should be registered for convenience.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Help – My Dog Has Cabin Fever!

Is your dog going stir crazy from being kept indoors during the cold winter months? The Hairy Dogfathers have a few ideas on how to keep sane until spring ar…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Planning A Frugal Father’s Day

Doggy Dads deserve to be celebrated on Father's Day. But what do you do when your budget doesn't allow for a blowout? The Hairy Dogfathers have a few ideas.

How to Stop Your Dog From Begging at the Table

You're enjoying a meal - when you look down, and notice your dog staring at you. Here's how you can stop your dog from begging at the table.

Planing Your Pet’s Future: What All Pet Parents Should Do First

A non-profit animal welfare organization helps you ensure your pet gets continued lifetime care in case they outlive you.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Doggy Bag Deal Breaker?

There’s nothing wrong with bringing home a restaurant doggy bag for your dog when you’ve got food left over on your plate. But what about leftove…

How Do I Save My Lawn From Dog Pee?

If you have dogs, and you have a yard or lawn, you most likely have brown spots in your lawn. Those spots are the result of your dog doing his business, but…

Etiquette When Using Rideshares With Pets

When you call for an Uber, do you need to bring your dog or cat along with you? Be a polite rider - follow etiquette when using rideshares.

Pros and Cons of Having a Dog at College

Is it a good idea to get a dog while you're at college? Before you decide, be sure to go over all the pro and cons to keeping a pooch while in school.

Ask the Animal Communicator: Why Does My Dog Bark So Much?

Barking. Even if you are a lifelong dog lover, the sound of your pup barking nonstop can seriously get to you after a while. Why do some dogs bark so much? Is y…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Nosey Neighbors Raise A Stink

Woo hoo! The warmer weather is upon us – but as the snow melts, it soon reveals smelly surprises (we mean dog poop). When it starts to stink, the Hairy…

Hot Tips on Sun Protection For Dogs

Just because a dog has a coat of fur, it doesn't mean that it is protected from the sun's rays. Here are some tips for sun protection for dogs.

Ask the Hairy DogFathers: Pet Sitting Predicament

What do you do for a friend who's house and dog sitting while you're away? The Hairy Dogfathers have a couple of tips for pet-sitting etiquette.

What To Do With Dogs That Eat Poop

Dogs that eat poop (also known as coprophagia) may be trying to tell you something. Let's go over a few ways you can break your dog from this icky habit.

5 Apartment Hunting Tips for Pet Parents

Looking for a place to live with that allows pets can be tough. For better luck landing an apartment for you and your pet, follow these five tips.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Newlywed Puppy Problems

Does your dog like to get into hairy situations? Does he have a bad habit he just won’t give up? Does she not play well with others? That problem isn&r…

Top 10 Things To Do On Your Dog’s Summer Bucket List

After a long Canadian winter, my dogs and I are so ready for the dog days of summer! To make the most of our summer time fun, I have devised my ultimate summertime bucket list.

Let It Snow: Getting Ready To Make The Most Of Winter With Your Dog

When I wrote an article on Urban Mushing, I was contacted by Kev Roberts, a skijoring, kicksledding, and dog-scootering aficionado who lives in Winnipeg, Man…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Daddy’s Puppy Problem

The Hairy Dogfathers take on some baby daddy drama – with a full house of animals and another baby on the way, is now the best time to add another pupp…

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: A Dog By Any Other Name

Our “Hairy Dogfathers” are here to offer expert and practical advice. Dog trainers (and handsome hubbies) Kevin and André are here to answ…

6 Ways to Prepare Your Dog Before Your Baby Arrives

Congrats on the new human addition! How is your dog taking to the changes? Here are some things to do to get your dog ready before baby comes home.

How Do You Introduce Your New Dog to Your Partner?

They are two of the most important things in your life and you want them to get along. Here's how to introduce your new dog to your partner.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Boundaries Aren’t Just For Dogs

Someone's gotta be the bad guy - but this harried mom has a point. Here's what the Hairy Dogfathers have to say about setting boundaries for dad and kids.

You Give Love a Bad Name: 8 Ways NOT To Love Your Pet

On Love Your Pet Day, give your pet extra TLC. But not all tokens of affection are what they may seem. Here are 8 ways not to love your pet.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Bad Manners At The Dog Park

There’s some serious drama going down at the dog park! What do the Hairy Dogfathers have to say about it? Dear Hairy Dogfathers, Talk about dog park DR…

Big Bang Therapy: How To Keep Your Dog Calm During Fireworks

Dogs and fireworks often don't mix, and the results can be disastrous. Here are some tips on dealing with the festive fallout on the fourth of July.

Tips For Removing And Keeping Dog Fur Off Your Clothes

Pet parents know what we're talking about - there's not an outfit that doesn't have dog hair on it. Here's how to keep that extra layer off your clothes.

6 Questions to Ask Before You Adopt a Dog With Your Partner

You're thinking of taking a big step in your relationship - adopting a dog as a couple. Before you do, ask yourself these six important questions.

How to Properly Fit Your Dog for a Harness

There are many reasons why pet parents choose a harness over a collar. If you're going with a harness, here's how to make sure it fits your dog perfectly.

Pooch Poaching: How You Can Prevent Dog Theft

Don't let your dog become a sad statistic. Dog and pet theft is on the rise. Protect your furry family members with these tips that can prevent dog theft.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Can You Return A Surprise Puppy Present?

One reason why you should NEVER give a puppy as a surprise present - the receiver may not want it! Advice on dealing with a gift that can't be returned.

Ask The Hairy Dogfathers: Dog Birthday Blues

Birthdays are a time to celebrate... especially for pet parents. But what do you do when you don't know your dog's B-Day? The Hairy Dogfathers want to help!

The Quest For Dog: One Writer’s Search For The Perfect Dog Begins

Bringing a dog into your home shouldn’t be a spur-of-the-moment decision. It takes research, dedication and lots of planning to make sure you and your…